Playgrounds and play areas

Playgrounds and play areas across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are now open.

Each play area will be inspected for safety and cleaned. Grass will be cut where needed.

New signs at entrances will advise visitors on social distancing measures and guidelines. We encourage visitors to "Think Twice" - if the park is busy, come back later. Please consider limiting the length of your visit to the park so that more children are able to use the facilities.

Play areas should pose a low risk of infection as they have been closed for over 3 months. The main risk of infection is person-to-person contact and touch points in the play area while it is in use.

Please take hand sanitiser with you. Encourage children to use it regularly, and to wash their hands before arriving and when they return home.

We will continue to monitor infection rates across BCP with Public Health. Public playgrounds may need to close again if we become concerned about infection risks.

Play areas opening from Saturday 4 July

Below is a list of the play areas that opened from 4 July.

The play area at Canford Heath Parkway in Poole will remain closed for refurbishment.


  • Alexandra Park
  • Baiter Park
  • Bourne Valley Park
  • Branksome recreation ground
  • Broadstone recreation ground
  • Hamworthy Park
  • Haskells recreation ground
  • Poole Park
  • Sherborn Crescent open space
  • Turlin Moor recreation ground
  • Whitecliff Park
  • Arne Crescent open space
  • Kingston Road play area
  • Millfield open space
  • Oakdale New Park
  • Sandbanks recreation ground
  • Selkirk Close open space
  • Springdale recreation ground
  • Sterte Esplanade
  • Upton Country Park (Spurriers Play Park).


  • Alum Chine
  • Canford Cliffs (Treasure Island play area)
  • Central Gardens
  • Churchill Gardens
  • Cyril Gardens
  • Southbourne Overcliff (Fishermans Walk)
  • Hengistbury Head
  • Kings Park (Ashley)
  • Kings Park (Clarence)
  • Kinson Meadows
  • Littledown Park (Seniors)
  • Littledown Park (Toddlers)
  • Mallard Road
  • Mandale Road
  • Malven Road (Moordown recreation ground)
  • Muscliff Park play area
  • Pelhams Park
  • Pine Road
  • Queens Park play area
  • Redhill Park play area
  • Seafield Gardens
  • Slades Farm
  • Springbourne Library Gardens
  • St James Square play area
  • Winton recreation ground.


  • Barrack Road recreation ground
  • Highcliffe recreation (HIGH 5)
  • Mudeford Quay
  • Mudeford recreation ground
  • Mudeford Wood
  • Quomps play area
  • Watermans Adventure Park
  • Watermans Park toddler play area.